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back. >> as we explore our new segment cnn anchor don lemon appears not to care for cnn. >> what is jon stewart talking about and why did stephen colbert interrupt one of my broadcasts. >> i'm in the middle of a broadcast. >> who isn't, sanjay. >> i'll explain that and more in the news right now. >> good evening, i'm don lemon. u.s. senators are on the job. the high stakes standoff over raising the nation's debt ceiling has lawmakers working this very hour. as of now, they don't agree with they're making any progress. tonight cnn has learned that mitch mcconnell is in direct contact with the white house and democratic leaders in congress met face to face with the president late this afternoon. but just a short time ago on the senate floor, senator harry reid insisted that claims a deal could be near are simply not true. >> today the speaker republican leader held a press conference to announce they're in talks with the president and that a bargain to raise the debt ceiling is in the works and is close. mr. president, members of the senate, that's not true. >> i just spent two hours with
is almost impossible to say. >>> coming up, one of the republicans who would like to be president, jon huntsman, today some non-candidates are ahead of him in the polls, so he's making a few changes. we'll talk to him about that. >>> friends and family say good-bye to amy winehouse. >>> there's jon huntsman there. >>> amy winehouse's father reveals new details from the night she dids. this is "the early show." we'll be right back. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by big lots. think extreme value, big lots. your favorites, in pieces. ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ whistles ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ ting! ] [ male announcer ] travelers can help you protect the things you care about and save money with multi-policy discounts. are you getting the coverage you need and the discounts you deserve? for an agent or quote, call 800-my-coverage or visit i didn't understand it. i found out that connected to our muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia -- thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, wide
and roasted garlic seafood bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. >> a plane crash in south america ends in a miracle, everyone survived. the caribbean jet left for georgetown. the officials are still investigating what caused the pilot to overshoot the runway. 163 people and 100 suffered jurisdiction but they all made it out alive. the boeing 711 narrowly missed going into a ravine. >> where is celina cass? they hope for clues saying they have 100 officers on stand by in case they need them in the search. the reward money jumps to $25,000 for anyone on the where bas. celina cass lastt seen in stewartstown. they have searched woods and pools and ponds. >> no sign of her. police are confident they have the right guy, but they were wrong. now the suspect in a beating of a san francisco giant fan is speaking out. ramirez was exxonerated after two other men were arrested for the beating in dodgers' stadium. ramirez said police rushed to judgment and said i am upset not for myself bu
of the rest of the pack. jon huntsman, we can mention, he also has a pretty big fund-raising hall for a guy that not a lot of people know about. $4 million. we should mention half of that, though, is money he kicked in himself. he is part of a very wealthy family that owns a chemical company out there in utah. so not too surprising there. one thing we can tell you this morning is that president obama's re-election campaign, they are very proud of the fact that they have a roughly $490,000 contributors who have donated so far to the president's campaign. that is a number that they are tweeting out and getting out today. that is way more than he had back in 2007. of course, not too surprising back then. he was sort of a long shot for the white house. speaking of presidential runs. we should mention that we are getting reports and we are expecting to see thad mccarter, a congressman from michigan. he is well known up in michigan and well known in tea party circles. he is expected to file his paper work today to run for president. mccotter plays the guitar. so we might see him out on the campai
appearing stronger heading into the 2012 race than he was just a few weeks ago. we want to bring in jon karl to help weigh in on these numbers. jon, we were talking earlier on the surface it seems like a few points shift here. but given the backdrop of this economy and unemployment this is fairly dramatic. >> reporter: is pretty dramatic. and the factor seems to be the debt ceiling standoff. take a look at the numbers against mitt romney, the president has opened up a lead, a pretty significant lead you see there of 51% to 44%. the lead is even more dramatic against other other candidates. look where he was a month ago, david. mitt romney was tied with president obama. the big factor here, in fact, the only factor that has really changed is that independent voters have moved away from the republicans and towards the president. >> so, independent voters watching the debt showdown and weighing in. >> reporter:s that's exactly right. and don't like the way the republicans have been handling it. >> speaking of the republicans, you take a look at how they're stacking up with the race. and a famil
and cut, balance the budget she wants it to go further to defy the healthcare law. jon huntsman the other penal the resistor wants a stand-alone penal. they have become the next litmus test for republican candidates. >> it's a litmus test for me. i have said publicly i won't support any presidential candidate. in fact, i won't support any candidate for any federal office who is not willing to make the same commitment. >> the cut of cut, cap and balance would impose immediate spending cuts to reduce deficit by half next year. the cap would enforce enforceable cap to bring spending in line with annual revenue of 18% of the gdp. the balance would require house and senate passage of a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. some say the pledge out theed here in the web ad offers escape from the debt ceiling gridlock. >> if we could for the first time in american history pass to the house and senate a balanceed budget amendment, send it to the state for ratification, that is -- this could be one of the defining moments in american history where we get the right things put in place so we
. it had dropped to 4.5%. during that same period of time you had 7 to 8 mill jon jobs created in the united states of america, so the bush tax cuts did exactly what they were supposed to do. unfortunately everything went awry when nancy pelosi took over the house of representatives with her philosophy of government and senator harry reid took over the suns senate, and with the threats that those two and their philosophies posed to the job creators in america, you saw our unemployment immediately start to go the wrong direction, but the facts are there, look at the department of labor statistics. >> sir, sir, i need to get to the -- >> the deficit declined during this same period of time. >> i need to get to the debt ceiling. the fact is those tax cuts are still in place, so the fact that anyone got in office didn't change the tax code at all, which is not the statement you made. >> in january of 2007. >> so the fact that congress changed has nothing to do with the tax cuts, they're still in play and unemployment is 9.2, so we can have different opinions, we can't have differen
, and jon huntsman, they all have governed states and have a record saying i helped with unemployment and this kind of thing. i am just trying to figure why -- you're trying to decide why you have a better chance to beat president obama, and i am trying to decide why you would think that given that they also have records? >> they have records and impressive records, but i don't remember their states being in the kind of condition new york city was in. i got elected on the campaign theme you can't do any worse, because we were in such bad shape. we were the crime capitol of america. we were supposed to be in decline and never come back again. "time" magazine wrote an article saying new york city's best days are behind it, and it's what they are writing about america now. we turned that around, and when i look at that as objectively as you can about yourself or the situation you're in, it seems to me that's roughly where the country is right now. >> you sound like do i have a better shot at it, you sound like you have made up your mind? >> i haven't. i have been here six times this year
this weekend. former utah governor jon huntsman barn stormed in new hampshire, which hosts the nation's first primary. minnesota representative michele bachmann was out in full force in iowa, six weeks ahead of the state's straw poll. she is running neck and neck with presumed front runner mitt romney, according to a recent state poll, and this weekend she tried to build on that nmomentu. lesser known candidate businessman herman cain, also tried to shore up support in the hawk why state, stumping at a godfather pizza, the company he used to run. the seoul african-american gop candidate recently released this video touting his tea party credentials. >> i was in a tea party before it was cool. >> reporter: in ohio over the weekend, cain said he's gaining traction. >> if you average out all of the polls that i'm in third place behind mitt romney and michele bachmann, and they have twice the name id, i think i have the ball because as my name iid spreads, i have nowhere to go but up. >> even former president bill clinton is weighing in saying he likes jon huntsman. he believes he's authentic. he
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